Staying up to date on vaccinations is more important now than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help keep illness from spreading in our community by getting vaccinated. Information about immunizations in Albuquerque.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information

Influenza, or flu, is a viral respiratory illness that is spread person to person via respiratory droplets when a person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Symptoms of the flu often come on suddenly and can include, fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, headache, and fatigue. In 2019, it’s estimated that between 39‒56 million individuals in the United States had the flu and 410,000‒740,000 people were hospitalized for their illness.

This year, it’s important to get vaccinated for the flu to help reduce respiratory illness and preserve limited health care resources that may be in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the City of Albuquerque Doing to Promote Vaccination?

In order to best serve our community, the City of Albuquerque is encouraging all of its employees to get vaccinated for the flu at our yearly employee vaccination events. We are also partnering with other State and local agencies to spread the word and encourage all residents to get vaccinated.

Routine Vaccinations

Routine vaccinations, typically provided in childhood, prevent a number of serious diseases, including: measles, mumps, chicken pox, rubella, and more. Recent reports find that many children may not be up to date on their routine vaccinations given stay at home orders and concerns with COVID-19. Getting kids vaccinated for these diseases keeps our community healthy. Many of these vaccinations are also required in order for children to attend school.

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A boy receiving a vacine from a nurse while being held by his mother.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Federal Government has approved COVID-19 vaccines for distribution. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fully approved the first COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer. Getting vaccinated is an important step to help keep you and your family safe and end the pandemic.

Contact you doctor if you have specific questions about any health issues, recent vaccinations, or COVID-19 treatments that might affect your ability to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. Contact your primary care doctor or the New Mexico Department of Health to find a vaccine near you.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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